The Italian Embassy to the Department of State71


The Italian Embassy understands that the granting of a credit on the suspense account of the War Department for supplies and services, paid in amlire, of the American troops in Italy, is being contemplated.

It is also understood that some delay might be expected for the final transfer of the sum to the Italian Government.

In view, however, of the urgency for Italy to have the actual availability of these funds, when the final decision will be reached, it will be greatly appreciated if the Department of State will use its good offices in order to obtain from the competent Authorities that all matters related to the procedure to be followed for the utilization of the funds and to the machinery to be set up, be worked out as soon as possible.

  1. A handwritten marginal note reads: “Handed to Mr. Clayton by Italian Chargé.”